A shout-out to my old buddy, Sebastian Tomczak and his new excellent blog, New Me-ism where the emphasis is on self-improvement and reducing waste. This is something I can completely get behind. Check it out via the link.
Regular visitors to my blog will have noted that I’m currently following a similar train of thought – largely reevaluating aspects of my life and creative practice. Not so much the waste aspect, but quite remarkably I was planning to write about this soon. Seb’s blog will most certainly give it a kick along in the schedule.
I’m currently in the process of revising the Goyder’s Line Max/MSP patch with the intention of streamlining the drawing process and adding some additional features to the interface.
In addition to this, the work will be expanded with the incorporation of a video component for a potential exhibition/performance of the work in the future. A summary and audio of of v.2 (2015) can be found below.
Goyder’s Line Version 2 release notes (accompanying the Maurilia Sound Studio Volume 4 edition):
“Goyder’s Line” – recorded in April 2015 – is a composition for Max/MSP, vocoder and effects modules. For its structure and form, the work references the geographical boundary (or isopleth) pioneered by George Goyder in the mid-1880’s to denote and determine patterns of rainfall in South Australia. The work’s sonic character (derived from sawtooth waves and the feedback of a Moog MF-108M module) results in a continuous drone; consisting of rich, wavering harmonic tones and textures which are intended to be evocative of the colours, climate, topography and relative stillness of the landscapes that Goyder’s Line passes through.
As my singer-songwriter project Garden Ruin prepares to play its first proper show on the 9th of March at the Gaslight Tavern, I’ve been spending a bit of time updating the various Garden Ruin platforms with new content and updated info. If all goes well on the night, I’m hoping to play more shows this year.
A primer of Garden Ruin tracks can be found below.
Long overdue updates to the Fleurieu Sound Map! A selection of recordings from the Carrickalinga sojourn last May as well as a couple of curios from the camping ground in Normanville and a flock of corellas menacing a reserve in Yankalilla. http://www.tristanlouthrobins.com/fleurieu_sound…/index.html